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Protozoan Taxonomy and Systematics

  1. John O Corliss

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001925



How to Cite

Corliss, J. O. 2001. Protozoan Taxonomy and Systematics. eLS. .

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  1. University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


Taxonomy and systematics of major groups of the Protozoa, an assemblage of so-called lower eukaryotes, refer basically to the classification of such groups, that is, their arrangement into a hierarchy of evolutionary interrelated groups (taxa) of scientifically named phyla, classes, orders, etc.


  • Protozoa;
  • algae;
  • eukaryotic microorganisms;
  • protozoan classifications